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at the international monetary fund, annie lowry an economic policy reporter for "the new york times." steven moore, editorial writer for "the wall street journal." ken, you tear financial crisis guru here. forget the politics. just give us the math. if washington fails to avert the cliff, the worst-case scenario will be the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. what does that do to our economy? >> well, if they don't come to a deal and then sit there all next year and don't come to a deal, we will go back into recession. it will be very, very ugly. and the united states is one of the few bright spots in the world and it will be ugly to have the whole world go into recession. but i don't think that's likely. i think if we pass for a month then they'll eventually pass something. but it shows the dysfunction in washington of not being able to pass anything. by the way, ali, the debt ceiling's coming up. they're not agreeing on that. so even if they agree on this, then in a month or two they're going to be in the same position on the debt ceiling. >> and our debt ceiling actually comes to a head
and other spending items. ethan pollak, steven moore, you guys ready to play? >> sure. >> we are. >> i know you spoke to our producer today and he seems to think nobody can beat him at this game. the best in the world. let's get straight to it. steven, a few weeks ago, you were optimistic. so was erskine bowles. the president was. john boehner was. congress' approval ratings seemed to go up because everybody seems so conciliatory. is this going to get done? >> i very rarely admit that i was wrong, but i'm starting to get worried that maybe i was wrong. that these sides are further apart now than they were two weeks ago, which is hard to believe. i think this is going to get done. i don't think we're going to go over the fiscal cliff. republicans have put some proposals on the table moving in barack obama's direction. i don't know exactly what the game that tim geithner was playing yesterday. not only, and thank you, erin, for getting some of this math right. the president said 2.5 for every tax increase and yesterday he came up with $4 of new taxes for every dollar of spending cuts. that's
into name calling. >> did you know that michael moore is only one person and yet he controls 33% of the world's cholesterol? [ laughter ] >> he also believes that sexual relationships between animals and humans is be mutually satisfying. >> that sounds a little crazy to me. >> would you let him walk your dog? >> i would have to say how he was looking at my dog. [ laughter ] >> does your dog bite? >> ann coulter has also spoken at harvard, columbia and cornell. >> she has. >> do those schools have more tolerance, do you think, than you guys. >> i would not have rather her been prevented and i wld allow her and me allowed to protest abortion and whatnot. >> did you protest the speech by peter singer? >> no, i didn't. i had class at that time. >> i hate myself when i do things like that. [crickets chirping] >> i'm trying to think. >> you have got to be patient. >> do you know what things she said that's been so controversial? >> a lot of racist stuff, i heard. >> what racist things did she say. >> i don't really -- what was the question again? >> what's done is forgotten. >> it is
journal" editorial writer steve moore and chrystia free land. i asked ken how you convince lawmakers that infrastructure money is well spent and how do you ensure that the money is, in fact, well spent? >> i think you have to have firm regulatory oversight. it's not something you can just spend the money and walk away from. but there are the electricity grid, water, aging bridges. there's so many things hardening our cyber infrastructure against terrorist attacks and such. many, many things. elt doesn't have to be public money. there's no reason we have to be so statused about this that we can't have more private money. we have telephone companies, cable companies, we did the railroads that way. it doesn't all have to be public money. >> steven is nodding his head vigorously. you're going to disagree with the assertion that government can be helpful. a new analogy. that government can be helpful other than by getting out of the way. i think you'll suggest lower taxes, lower spending, fewer regulations. but let's for the sake of this argument and this analogy accept taxes are going up
. >> thank you very much. miss moore recognized for five minutes. >> thank you so much, mr. chairman. i just want to pursue the line of questioning mr. neugebauer venter into because it seems to me that you are suggesting that futures are transparent, they're well-regulated and we all know that swaps were not. and now that this new swaps future market is developing, i'm wondering if you are concerned about the regulatory arbitrage of the, only about 50% of margin being required? they're being treated as equivalence, don't you think, don't you think, margin may be just one of the regulatory gaps that exist. wondering what your thoughts are on that? >> one of the innovations in the market in the last few months has been this product, future on a swap. so it's a future, that trades on a futures exchange and it's cleared and its's transparent. but yes, we're taking a look at it to better understand it. it's a new product. if i can call you chairman as well. the chairman said, we're, the market should innovate that we're not deciding future swaps or futures on swaps but we're certainly taking a l
solve our economic woes? let's ask mr. steven moore, writer for the with a wall street journal. i heard that quote and howard dean, dr. dean is one of the most liberal on the planet and saying, and i thought about that a little bit. does he mean everyone's taxes have to go up, including people who don't pay taxes now? >> a great question, because as you know, eric, about 40% of americans who file tax returns now don't pay any income tax, but i also saw that clip live when he said it and kind of mouth open, i was kind of shocked, but he's at least being an honest liberal here. one of the things about this fiscal cliff debate that bothers me, even if we raise taxes on the top two or three% and the president may reveil. then you go into 2013 and i heard the discussion on the debt which was fantastic. even if we do the tax increases on the rich they're not going to raise that much money and not that many people that make over 400 $500,000 a year and that means if the liberals want a fund these new programs and they want to bring this trillion dollar debt down. you know where they have to go
security analyst ryan moore. ryan good to have you on the show. five that you outline and i want to make sure we get to all five. start with the israel or iranian conflict, will that heat up. >> sure. israel has to stop or delay it and iran presidential election and when there is a political crisis you pick a fight with israel. >> eric: we need to point out not the president of iran that has the power but the mullahs. >> right. >> eric: chaos in syria spread? >> it is already spreading. al-qaida operatives trying to carry out terrorist attack in jordan and face a, the dictator that is a proxy of iran and fighting militants and muslim brotherhood. >> eric: how does it theten america. >> this is a stronghold for al-qaida there. is plenty of good rebel to work with and we didn't . secular rebels don't control what is happening on the ground. >> eric: serious threat. middle eastern oil turmoil. what can happen. >> everyone focus on the conflict of iran and israel. but there is a conflict between saudi arabia and iran . the fact that iranian tried to launch a cyber attack. shows that saudi ar
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